At 85, American Rhythm and Blue singer Chuck Jackson passed away on February 17, 2023. Being one of the first vocalists to record songs written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, he was an American R&B performer.
It is not made known what exactly caused the death. There is no information on funeral services available. Everyone, including friends and family, expressed their sorrow and memories of Chuck and their condolences on social media.
“One of the finest Soulful novelists…ever…has sadly left us. His career spanned many years and labels with so many classic recordings across them all. Charles “Chuck” Jackson RIP.”
The vocalist was raised in a small gospel group in North Carolina before relocating to Pittsburgh as a teenager. Chuck Jackson, a vital member of the Del-Vikings, scored a streak of decisive successes when he went solo.
Tracks like “Any Day Soon,” which injected gospel emotion into the lusty R&B, continue to stand out among the greatest in the progression of soul music. It revolutionized Chuck Jackson’s career and put him on the path to greatness with words by Bob Hillard and melody by Burt Bacharach, a recently deceased music legend.
Chuck bought out his contract with Scepter Records, then signed with Motown due to his recent success. However, his time with the Detroit company wasn’t joyful; in fact, Chuck later referred to it as “one of the greatest blunders I ever made in my life.”
Chuck Jackson recorded continuously throughout his life, and Kent Records in the UK supported his work, making it available to younger generations. I Keep Forgetting, Hand It Over, What’s With This Loneliness, I’ve Got The Need, and countless others are timeless songs.
He was honoured as a distinguished member of the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame in 2009 for his services to the music business. Another excellent star has joined the pantheon of legendary figures in Soul Heaven.